[mythtv-users] Way to display current audio and video codec and bitrate?

Robert McMamara robert.mcnamara at gmail.com
Wed Nov 17 02:50:35 UTC 2010

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On Nov 16, 2010, at 6:35 PM, Steve Harrington <steve at the-harringtons.org> wrote:

> Hi list -
> One of the things I like about my PS3 is when I press the "Display"
> button on the PS3 remote while watching a video it will show which
> video codec is being played, the FPS and bitrate of the video.  For
> audio, it will display the name of the codec, how many channels (2.0,
> 5.1, 7.1, etc) and the bitrate.
> Is there a button I can press in MythTV to do the same?  I guess it's
> not really necessary, but it interests me on a geeky level.  If not,
> I'll enter it as a feature request.
> Steve
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On .24, you can select a theme which displays this information. Arclight will show you video codec, audio codec, number of audio channels, and if it fits into a "standard" resolution, an icon for 720p, 1080p, etc.

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